Foveran

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Foveran
Foveran is located in Aberdeenshire
Foveran
Foveran
Location within Aberdeenshire
OS grid referenceNJ980232
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townELLON
Postcode districtAB41
Dialling code01358
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°18′18″N 2°02′46″W / 57.305°N 2.046°W / 57.305; -2.046Coordinates: 57°18′18″N 2°02′46″W / 57.305°N 2.046°W / 57.305; -2.046

Foveran (Scottish Gaelic: Fobharan) is the name of both a parish and village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.[1][2] The village is located 11 miles (18 km) north of Aberdeen and 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Ellon; the main group of houses and the village school are located adjacent to the main A90 trunk road.

The origin of the place-name is from the Scottish Gaelic word fuaran indicating a place with a little spring and appears as Furene in c. 1150.[3]

The hereditary baronetcy of Foveran is held by the Turing family (see Turing Baronets). The cryptographer and computing pioneer Alan Turing (1912–1954) was uncle to the present Baronet.

Foveran Cemetery, east of the village

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 38 Aberdeen (Inverurie & Pitmedden) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231289.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D. (2011) [first published 1991]. A Dictionary of British Place Names (First edition revised 2011 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 194. ISBN 9780199609086.